Postdoctoral Research Fellow A, Cancer Nanomedicine

Adelaide, Australia
$91,402 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation will apply.
30 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
03 Nov 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Postdoctoral Research Fellow A - Cancer Nanomedicine - School of Chemical Engineering & Advanced Materials

Level A ($91,402) per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation will apply.

Fixed term position for 2 years with the possibility of extension for up to 4 years dependant on funding and performance.

The University of Adelaide is seeking a dynamic individual with expertise in fields of nanomedicine and cancer therapy. It is a fantastic opportunity for an early -career university or industrial researcher to enter an academic career pathway. Our new state of the art laboratory will enable high quality research to be conducted to meet the next generation of challenges like the development of novel cancer nanomedicines.

The primary purpose of the position is to conduct research into the development of novel nanotechnology for effective therapeutic delivery, as part of an NHMRC Leadership Fellow project in Prof. Chun-Xia Zhao’s lab.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Nanomedicine design, preparation and characterization
  • In vitro / ex vivo evaluation of nanomaterial-cell-tissue interactions (biodistribution, PK, PD, treatment efficacy)
  • Assays of in vivo test: delivery efficiency, biological mechanism/pathway
  • Develop new systems for efficient drug delivery, gene transfection, cancer therapy and immunotherapy
  • Active in various levels of grant applications
  • Interact with internal and external collaborators
  • Publish scholarly and high-level research papers
  • Provide laboratory leadership and supervision of honours and postgraduate students
  • Work with colleagues at UofA and externally in the development of new joint research projects including applications for external funding
  • Lead a research team in nanomedicine, drug delivery

To be successful you will need:

  • A PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Nanotechnology, cancer biology or related fields.
  • Demonstrated track record of high quality research related to cancer therapy, immunotherapy, gene therapy and combination therapy
  • Demonstrated knowledge in nanomedicine, cell biology and molecular biology skills, in vitro and in vivo assays, cancer therapy and immunotherapy
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to contribute to the research program; designing experiments, analysing data and presenting data for publication or oral presentation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team in a professional and collegial manner, and to build rapport with all levels of academic and professional staff within a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework  and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research. Many of its academic staff are world leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers. The Faculty actively partners with innovative industries to solve problems of global significance.

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55 pm, 3 November 2022.

The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Professor, Chun-Xia Zhao
Professor, School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials
P: +61 (8) 8313 7432

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

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